2018 Oscars Awards Show and Political Rally Stumbles to Worst Viewership in History
Jimmy Kimmel opened the Oscars like a far left political rally urging viewers to march for gun control and lobbing insults at Vice President Mike Pence.
The 2018 Hollywood Awards shot stumbled to its worst viewership in history on Sunday night.
Guess, most Americans don’t want to be lectured to by sex-crazed hypocrites?
A comparatively uneventful Oscar telecast led the way on TV Sunday night — though updated numbers have the telecast somewhat predictably stumbling to an all-time low.
The telecast, nearly four hours long, stumbled 19 percent from the previous year to 26.5 million viewers. That’s easily the least-watched Oscars in history, trailing 2008 by more than 5 million. Overnight returns had the lengthy ABC telecast averaging a 18.9 rating among households between 8 and 11 p.m. ET. Compared to the same stat for 2017, the night the wrong best picture winner was named, that was down a more modest 16 percent.
Here’s a look at the last ten Oscars.
2018: 26.5 million viewers
2017: 32.9 million viewers
2016: 34.4 million viewers
2015: 37.3 million viewers
2014: 43.7 million viewers
2013: 40.4 million viewers
2012: 39.5 million viewers
2011: 37.9 million viewers
2010: 41.6 million viewers
2009: 36.9 million viewers
2008: 31.8 million viewers*